Market Commentary

Sterling Investment Services blog providing stock market commentary. Our daily topics include a look at the prior day’s market activity, our thoughts on the upcoming trading day. Additionally we provide support and resistance points, as well as expected direction of movement for the major market indices including the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, NASDAQ 100, and the Dow Jones Transportation Average.

Sterling Market Commentary for Tuesday February 5th, 2013

A Look at Monday’s Market: The overall market moved sharply higher on Monday in a broad based move that erased the majority of Friday’s gains. I would like to point out that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has essentially reached an area of upside resistance that I wrote about in the January 22nd and January 18th editions of the Sterling Market Commentary. For a variety of reasons, I am not surprised to see a pause, a little profit taking, just a down day, or however you would like to describe Monday’s market.

In the commodities markets, Oil was sharply lower by $1.60 to $96.17 per barrel, and Gold was higher by $5.80 to $1,676.40 per ounce. In the grain markets, Wheat was lower by $0.020 to $7.630 per bushel, and Corn was lower by $0.016 to $7.342 per bushel, while Soybeans were higher by $0.144 to $14.886 per bushel.